Working Families Party Will Help Bolster Protest on Wall Street

Consumerist.com via Ballot Access News:

Going into its 14th day, the Occupy Wall Street protest is not only not fading out, it’s about to get a big injection of support, and bodies. The established New York City labor and community groups who normally organize local marches, rallies and sit-ins, have announced they plan to join up next week.

Crain’s reports that the groups include The United Federation of Teachers, 32BJ SEIU, 1199 SEIU, Workers United and Transport Workers Union Local 100. The Working Families Party will help organize it, and MoveOn.org will help promote it.

6 thoughts on “Working Families Party Will Help Bolster Protest on Wall Street

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  2. Deran

    MoveOn, WFP, &c trying to get in as leaders makes me really nervous. I worry they will attempt to coopt the Occupy… movement for Obama’s reelection campaign.

    I’ve looked and haven’t been able to find any statements from the Hedge Fund Manager’s Party, er, Americans Elect, think abt the Occupy… movement!

  3. Deran

    I do see that infowars, Alex Jones have started criticizing the Occupy… movement for being to socialist. They call it pro-totalitarian. Saying that is just ignorant. The people I’ve been hearing are very Naderish; more democracy, more transparency and openess being the best “solutions”. Coupled with the abolition of corporate personhood. That would be a major change in US politics and economics right there. imo.

  4. paulie Post author

    I’ve looked and haven’t been able to find any statements from the Hedge Fund Manager’s Party, er, Americans Elect, think abt the Occupy… movement!

    I heard a rumor they will change their name to Occupy Main Street or Wall Street Occupies Back.

    I do see that infowars, Alex Jones have started criticizing the Occupy… movement

    They have started their own, Occupy the Fed

  5. history ----- on the current system .... Lake

    Protests are easy to mock now, but what about later?

    The Kansas City Star
    By MARY SANCHEZ
    Updated: 2011-10-06T15:12:06Z
    Related: [Occupy KC : More News]

    An autumn chill sets on Liberty Memorial as the “occupation” prepares to bed down for the night on the grass adjacent to the Federal Reserve Bank.

    About a dozen people — the remnant of a larger daytime crowd — are winding down from the nightly live-streamed “general assembly.”

    Tuesday, it was a three-hour chat fest of ideas, debate and ruminations on corporate greed that the occupiers see as the evil underpinning of what’s ailing American society.

    This is Kansas City’s version of the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon.

    Or it will be until further whim prevails.

    The group might shift to Ilus Davis Park downtown, or splinter into two encampments; no firm agreement yet on which spot best suits their needs.

    Actually, there is no firm agreement on much.

    And that is why this movement, this wish, this Midwest version of the protests drawing thousands in New York, is so easily mocked.

    Who has the time and inclination to spend hours every day “in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice,” hanging out by picnic tables stacked with donated food and water?

    Oh. It’s the jobless, the recently college graduated, those enamored with the idea of protest and possibly a few loafers.

    And, they are also intelligent, thoughtful people frustrated with multiple issues resonating in America.

  6. history ----- on the current system .... Lake

    Tim Robbins knows what it’s like to be held down by “the man.”

    After all, “The Shawshank Redemption’s” Andy Dufresne had to deal with quite a lot — but unlike the criminals on Wall Street, Dufresne actually faced trial.

    Tim Robbins joined the growing Occupy Wall Street movement on Thursday (Oct. 6).

    “This is what an actual grassroots movement looks like,” says the actor. “It’s a bit sloppy and disorganized but full of passion.” Well said, Mr. Robbins.

    Though we must point out that Robbins’ former parter Susan Sarandon was present at the protest last week (Sept. 27).

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